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Stylist Live 2020: Speakers and schedule

Stylist Live is coming to you at home this year, with 18 empowering talks, practical workshops and some much-needed laughs. Book your tickets now. Scroll down for more details on what to expect.

Stylist’s annual festival of inspiration is back and, this year, we’re streaming live to you at home. Our themes for the weekend focus on helping you stay connected, calm and positive with three virtual stages hosting live sessions to keep you entertained. Join us from 9.45am as Stylist’s Editor-in-Chief Lisa Smosarski kicks off the weekend.

Standard tickets are just £15 and give you access to 19 sessions of expert interviews, practical masterclasses, lululemon sweats and conversations with some of our favourite comedians, authors, actors and activists. See who’s joining us below…

Saturday 14 November 

Amy Andrew

When: 9:45
Where: STAY CALM stage with lululemon
What: lululemon sweats: bodyweight boxing class

Get your heart rate pumping with a sweaty boxing session led by lululemon ambassador and international boxer Amy Andrew. Punch it out and embrace the power of your own mind and body in a class that combines cardio, strength and agility.

Jameela Jamil
Jameela Jamil

When: 10:45
Where: STAY CONNECTED stage with Armani My Way
What: Let’s all take a breath after a WTF year with Jameela Jamil

Jameela Jamil kicks off Stylist Live @ Home with a nurturing call to arms. She’ll be talking about what she’s learned in a very tough year – and why she feels hopeful for the future She’ll also reveal her favourite I Weigh podcast guests, her thoughts on how the role of celebrity has changed in 2020 and the journey she’ll be embracing in 2021.

Claudia Hammond

When: 11:30
Where: STAY CALM stage with lululemon

What: The art of rest in a pandemic with Claudia Hammond

Claudia Hammond, award-winning author of Emotional Rollercoaster, Mind over Money and Time Warped will be looking at the art of rest in a pandemic, speaking about how we can unwind and recharge our bodies for a more restful and balanced life.

Sophie Williams

When: 12:30
Where: STAY CONNECTED stage with Armani My Way
What: How to be an anti-racist ally with Sophie Williams

Sophie Williams (@officialmillennialblack), a dedicated anti-racism advocate and activist who has spoken on panels for Reuters, Afrovisibility, We Are Stripes and Girls Talk London will be using her breadth of experience and knowledge to discuss what it means to be an anti-racist ally. 

Rachel Parris

When: 13:30
Where: STAY POSITIVE stage
What: 2020 as seen through the eyes of Rachel Parris

Our favourite Mash Report comedian takes to the (virtual) stage to give an acerbic news review. Her quick-witted satirical take downs of topical news have been praised for their hilarity and we can’t wait to hear what she has to say about the past year.

Elizabeth Uviebinené & Fiona Thomas
Elizabeth Uviebinené & Fiona Thomas

When: 14:30
Where: STAY POSITIVE stage
What: How to adapt and thrive in the new working world with Elizabeth Uviebinené
 & Fiona Thomas (in partnership with Logitech)

With our working world turned upside down, we’re all in need of some no-nonsense guidance. Both Elizabeth and Fiona have written about the power of creative freedom and will be giving you practical tips on embracing change and learning to thrive, whatever the world throws at you.

Shannon Peter, Hanna Ibraheem and Lucy Partington

When: 15:30
Where: STAY POSITIVE stage
What: The Stylist beauty team’s most wanted

From the chic nailcare range that’s just landed from France to the candle brand that gives back, in this session, the Stylist beauty team cherry picks the ten coolest beauty brands to have on your radar right now. Spanning haircare to skincare, make-up to fragrance, consider it your open invitation to view all the incredible products Shannon, Lucy and Hanna have bookmarked on their Instagram feeds.

Poorna Bell and Shareefa J

When: 16:15
Where: STAY CALM stage with lululemon
What: Find your personal version of kindness with Poorna Bell and Shareefa J

Poorna Bell, award-winning journalist and author of Chase The Rainbow, and Shareefa J, London based presenter and plus-sized model, will be in conversation discussing the importance of kindness –to ourselves and others – now more so than ever.

Ruth Madeley

When: 17:15
Where: STAY CONNECTED stage with Armani My Way

What: Keep creative and carry on: what motivates actress Ruth Madeley

Ruth Madeley, named as one of BAFTA’s Breakthrough Brits in 2017 and who you’ll recognise from the TV series Years & Years, will be sharing what motivates her as an actress and how she swears by keeping creative as the key to carrying on. 

Julia Davis and Vicki Pepperdine as Joan and Jericha

When: 18:30
Where: STAY POSITIVE stage
What: Joan & Jericha’s life lessons: sage advice from Stylist’s favourite agony aunts

Brace yourself for this one, because Joan Damry and Jericha Domain authors of new book: Why He Turns Away: Do’s and Don’ts, from Dating to Death will make you laugh out loud while feeling wildly uncomfortable at the same time - we will say no more. 

Sunday 15 November 

Sanchia Legister

When: 9:45
Where: STAY CALM stage with lululemon
What: lululemon sweats: energising yoga

Bring an energising start to your day with an uplifting yoga practice led by lululemon global yoga ambassador Sanchia Legister. Find your flow and connect to your breath in this inclusive class - good vibes are open to all experience levels.

When: 10:30

Where: STAY CALM stage with lululemon

What: School of Stylist: Stop stressing about meditation and just breathe, a workshop with Nahid de Belgeonne

School of Stylist returns as part of the Sunday line-up with a meditation workshop with Nahid de Belgeonne to help calm your body and bring greater balance to over-exerted minds.

Kimberley Wilson

When: 11:45
Where: STAY CALM stage with lululemon
What: The whole body guide to good mental health with Kimberley Wilson

Kimberley Wilson, author of How To Build a Healthy Brain and former Bake Off finalist, will be sharing practical tips to ease anxiety and improve your mental strength with a nutritional focus.

Weruche Opia, Hayley Squires and Gbemisola Ikumelo

When: 12:45
Where: STAY CONNECTED stage with Armani My Way
What: Finally there’s women like us on TV; how television got refreshingly real with Weruche Opia, Hayley Squires and Gbemisola Ikumelo

We’ve always known that women are multi-faceted, messy and complex. And 2020 is the year TV caught up, with shows created by, and starring, women that authentically represent the female experience, exploring themes of sex, power, consent and mental health. Three women leading the charge, I May Destroy You’s Weruche Opia, the star of Adult Material, Hayley Squires and BAFTA winning creator of Brain in Gear and actor Gbemisola Ikumelo join us to talk about how women have been reframed on screen, and what still needs to be done.

Stylist's Billie Bhatia, Polly Knight and Kitty McGee

When: 13:45
Where: STAY POSITIVE stage
What: The Stylist fashion team’s most wanted

Join Polly Knight, Billie Bhatia and Kitty McGee for their run-down of Stylist’s most wanted trends, accessories and brands. Get exclusive insight into the new designers they can’t get enough of and the most important autumn/winter styles to get your hands on now. Spoiler: we all need to buy an anorak.

Scarlett Curtis & Grace Campbell

When: 14:30
Where: STAY CONNECTED stage with Armani My Way
What: Mates, mental health and Malteser addiction: Grace Campbell and Scarlett Curtis in 
conversation

Scarlett and Grace come together in conversation discussing everything from their latest book releases to campaigning, to Maltesers as a means to surviving lockdown. You can be sure to count on this one to make you laugh. 

Brita Fernandez Schmidt

When: 15:30
Where: STAY POSITIVE stage
What: School of Stylist: Don’t be afraid: how not to let fear hold you back with Brita Fernandez

Brita Fernandez, Executive Director of Women for Women International and author of Fears to Fierce, hosts an interactive School of Stylist session focused on recognising your fears and learning to use them to give you strength.

Ravneet Gill

When: 16:30
Where: STAY CONNECTED stage with Armani My Way 
What: Bake it till you make it; the power of pastry with Ravneet Gill

Whether you’re a banana bread aficionado or still have a sourdough starter sitting sadly at the back of your fridge, it’s fair to say we’ve all gone a little baking crazy this year. The award-winning chef and future Junior Bake Off judge joins Stylist to look at how going back to basics saved us during lockdown.

Sophie Duker & Olga Koch

When: 17:30
Where: STAY POSITIVE stage
What: 10 amazing things to emerge from 2020 with Sophie Duker and Olga Koch

Stand-up comedians Sophie Duker and Olga Koch will be offering a refreshing take on 2020 by looking on the brighter side and listing some of the positive things that have actually emerged from this year. 

£1 from every ticket purchase will be donated to Women for Women International, our official charity partner.

*Please note, due to delivery restrictions VIP tickets are only available to UK residents. VIP gifts are to be redeemed online on the weekend of 14-15 November.

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